Another Stereotype Shattered! Yes, Happiness Does Increase With Age

Legendary singer Patti LaBelle nailed it when she said: “Here’s what I know: I’m a better person at 50 than I was at 48 … and better at 52 than I was at 50. I’m calmer, easier to live with. All this stuff is in my soul forever.” Sandra Anderson, a newly minted empty nester in Ottawa, feels the same:...

Sex Over 60: Keep The Passion Going As Part Of A Life Plan For Healthy Aging

While certain health conditions can affect the libido and sexual capacity, many people still want and need intimacy, or have sexual desires, as they grow older. However, there seem to be taboos and preconceived ideas about the sexuality of older adults. What the research tells us Sexuality is defined by the World Health Organization as encompassing sex, gender identities and roles,...

Changing The Future of Aging Through Innovative Technologies At The 2018 AGE-WELL Conference

In Vancouver last October, exhibitors at the AGE-WELL annual conference understood that Canada’s aging population continues to look for innovative ways to improve the aging experience, empower their independence and provide more choices. The creativity and ingenuity of these exhibitors demonstrated their devoted to creating a better quality of life for older adults and caregivers while generating social and...

Fab or Fad? A Look At 2018’s Biggest Diet Trends And Which Should Be Left Behind

There is a lot of hype and information about different diet types and how they may benefit us, especially with weight loss. With that in mind, let’s deep dive into some of the common diet trends of 2018 and look at what the research really says regarding weight loss and healthy living. Plant-based diet Plant-based eating focuses on whole plant foods...

Planning A Sun Vacation? Before You Fly, Protect Yourself With The Right Vaccinations

If you've ever caught a bug while travelling, you know that being sick on the fly is a real vacation spoiler. It's true that globetrotting exposes us to wonderful new things, but there is a risk of being exposed to some harmful ones as well. For Canadians looking to make international travel plans, there is a wide range of preventative...

How Well We Age Has A Lot To Do With Our Attitude, Studies Determine

Aging is part of life. So why don’t we forget about the aging part and concentrate on just life instead? Or better yet, on living. Because, as Jennifer Weeks, an associate at the Toronto-based management consulting firm BEworks knows, the benefits of a positive outlook can go well beyond contributing to our enjoyment of life. A healthy attitude can extend our lives Weeks,...

YouAreUNLTD’s New Video Series Features Top Talents At The AGE-WELL 2018 Conference

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In October 2018, some of the leading minds around aging and technology gathered in Vancouver at the fourth annual AGE-WELL Conference. Researchers, innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs met to share news around their latest projects and to push the conversation forward about how technology can help Canadians age more successfully. There were demonstrations, presentations, networking and collaboration among all AGE-WELL stakeholders. It...

Listen To Your Gut: Increase Your Intake Of Prebiotics For Better Health

Most people have heard about probiotics. But do you know about prebiotics, which feed this good microbes or bacteria in our large intestine? According to dietitians, you should. Prebiotics don’t just help with the benefits we expect from fibre, like reducing diarrhea and constipation. They also contribute to a range of other health benefits. Unfortunately, most of us take less...

Marriage Is Good For The Heart, Great For Finances, Too, Studies Say

Want to get richer? Get married! Curiosity regarding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fairy tale marriage continues to grow following the announcement that the newlyweds are expecting a baby. The teaming of a successful actor with a member of the royal family also provides useful lessons about life and money. Just as power couples made up of actresses and royal family...

Flu shot? Done! Now Get Vaccinated Against The Dangers of Pneumonia

For many Canadians, the arrival of winter signals a season of the extra vigilance needed when it comes to taking precautions to protect their health. Fears of catching a cold or getting the flu, a simple cough or sniffle can send us running post haste to the pharmacy to stock up on vitamin C or sign up for the...